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Walgreens beauty head Lauren Brindley to depart

Walgreens beauty head Lauren Brindley to depart

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Lauren Brindley, who helped elevate Walgreens’ beauty departments, is leaving her role as group vice president beauty and personal care at the end of July. Heather Hughes is stepping into the role of Walgreens group vice president beauty and personal care and seasonal. Hughes, a pharmacist, has 20 years of experience with

Walmart, Space NK team up on prestige beauty

Walmart, Space NK team up on prestige beauty

BENTONVILLE, Ark.  — Walmart and British retailer Space NK are teaming up to bring a collection of prestige beauty products to Walmart.com and nearly 250 Walmart stores nationwide this summer, the companies said Monday. The collaboration, called BEAUTYSPACENK,  aims to leverage Walmart’s size and scale with the iconic British personal care and beauty company’s assortment

Sephora launches Black-owned brands campaign

Sephora launches Black-owned brands campaign

SAN FRANCISCO — Sephora has unveiled its first-ever Black-owned brands campaign, which the company says is designed to spotlight the contributions Black culture and Black innovators have made to the beauty industry. The campaign, which follows the launch earlier this month of a short statement film called “Black Beauty is Beauty,” highlights such Black-owned brands

Target to add in-store Ulta Beauty shops

Target to add in-store Ulta Beauty shops

MINNEAPOLIS — Target plans to complement its beauty offerings with “shop-in-shop” Ulta Beauty departments in select stores, beginning next year. “We couldn’t be happier about bringing these two trusted brands together to redefine retail beauty experiences,” Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell said in a statement. “This matchup brings Ulta Beauty’s coveted prestige beauty assortment,

Walmart beauty exec retires

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Jody Pinson, one of the most respected faces in mass market beauty retailing, has retired after 30 years at Walmart. Pinson held myriad positions through the years at Walmart, from tagging apparel in a warehouse to participation in the management training program. She was promoted to a buyer role in 1999 and

Birchbox coming to select Walgreens stores

Birchbox coming to select Walgreens stores

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and online beauty retailer Birchbox are teaming up to build Birchbox retail experiences within select Walgreens stores. The multi-channel offering will bring prestige beauty brands into Walgreens stores and allow customers to discover and shop for new brands in an interactive and accessible way, and will include a curated Birchbox shop on Walgreens digital properties. As